Things have gone from bad to worse for Nate Howard. After being suspended earlier for drug possession charges, he’s run into more trouble with the law.
On Tuesday, reports that Howard had been arrested for failing to appear in court in connection with a speeding ticket likely spelled the end of his college football career in Missouri.
The talented defensive end was already serving an indefinite suspension for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and no vehicle registration.
The controlled substance charge is a felony.
Suspended Missouri DE Nate Howard arrested again by UMPD for out of county warrant for failing to appear for speeding ticket.
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 15, 2017
What this means for his standing with the university is unsure, as they have not commented on his second arrest publicly. But his status was already tentative considering the severity of his existing charges, this throws salt in the wound.
He is scheduled for a hearing on Aug. 24 in connection with his first set of arrests.
Once considered a can’t miss prospect, Nate Howard was ranked as the seventh best prospect at any position in the state of Missouri and saw significant playing time as a freshman. He ended his sophomore season as the incumbent starter for the 2017 season.
Now it seems possible he won’t appear in a Tigers uniform again.
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